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Groundbreaker — Sam Hirt, MA’63, EdS’69, bids farewell to Campus Recreation

Posted on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 — 7:22 AM

Long before there was a Student Recreation Center or any of the adjacent outdoor facilities, Sam Hirt was doing what he could to promote sports activities on campus, initially as Vanderbilt’s first full-time intramural director and then as head of the physical education department.

In short, Hirt was Campus Recreation before there was even such a thing.

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Originally published in Vanderbilt Magazine




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